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Fabulous Flower Birthday Cake Ideas for Any Time of the Year

April 3rd, 2019 by Desiree Smith

If you’re looking to make a simple but stunning cake for your next party, there really isn’t anything more classic than a flower birthday cake. From roses to tulips, learning how to pipe buttercream frosting flowers is easy. With just a few decorating bags, tips and spatulas on hand, there are endless combinations of cake decorations to make for your celebration.

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How to Use Candy Molds

March 29th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Making edible cake decorations or delicious toppers for cupcakes is easy when you know how to use candy molds to create delicious homemade candies. They’re an excellent way for beginner bakers to add personality and flavor to their baked treats with minimum effort. With hundreds of designs to choose from, you know there’s one to match your mood. Read on for our candy mold FAQ.

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Macaron Troubleshooting: Your Questions Answered

March 27th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Light and delicate, French macarons are an elegant sweet you can make for almost every occasion. However, if you miss a step, there’s a chance your macarons can come out hollow, flat, cracked or burned.

To help troubleshoot your macaron baking, we created a guide out of our most-asked macaron questions.

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How to Make an Easter Lamb Cake

March 25th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Just like tulips and long sunshiny days, lamb cakes are a sure sign of spring. These adorable cakes have been at the center of Easter Sunday celebrations for decades. Maybe you have memories of your mother or grandmother making one but never attempted to make one yourself because you thought it might be too hard.

It’s a lot easier than you think! Just follow the recipe tips and tricks below or watch the how-to videos at the end of the post.

Either way, grab your  Wilton® 3D Standup Lamb Cake Pan and let’s get started!

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Easter Bunny Butt Cake and Dessert Ideas

March 22nd, 2019 by Desiree Smith

It’s that time of year again! Time for the days to get a little longer as we bunny hop right into spring. Whether you’re celebrating Easter or just looking for a fun project to do with the kids, we’ve gathered the best Easter dessert recipes and the cutest baking and decorating projects for you to try.

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How to Melt Candy Melts Candy for Dipping, Dunking, Drizzling and Molding

March 20th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

When you want to create mouth-watering candy-coated sweets like cake pops, dipped fruit, pretzels or lollipops, our Candy Melts® candy is your go-to. The meltability and smooth consistency makes them ideal for dipping, molding and drizzling. Here we offer up our best tips and tricks for melting Candy Melts candy to help you get the yummiest results every time.

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3 Ways to Use Wilton Tip 81

March 15th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Often used to pipe succulents, chrysanthemums or fun zigzag patterns, Wilton tip 81 is a unique petal-shaped cake decorating tip with a “U” curve. Because of its unique shape, tip 81 adds fun texture and design to your next decorating project!

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How To Make Royal Icing Flowers

March 13th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Want to brighten up your just-baked, freshly iced-treats? Top them with royal icing flowers you made yourself! If you’re thinking it would be nearly impossible because you’ve never done it before, have no fear. We’ve got the tips and tricks to make it a piece of cake, no pun intended.

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Your Spring Cleaning Checklist: Cleaning and Organizing the Kitchen

March 8th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

At this point, we’ve all gone through our homes to get rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy” for us. Our tee-shirts are perfectly folded, our closets are straightened and organized by color, and our books sit neatly on clean, dusted shelves. However our kitchens seem to need constant cleaning!

Keeping your kitchen clean and organized doesn’t have to be a chore. With this spring cleaning checklist, you can create a stress-free, well organized cooking space your whole family can enjoy.

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Elephant Cake Ideas You’ll Love

March 6th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Elephant cakes are a popular themed cake for children’s birthday parties and baby showers for a reason: long-lived, strong, loyal and smart, elephants are powerful symbols of our best qualities— plus those cute ears! Our Blue Ombre Elephant Cake combines bright shades of baby blue with a sweet baby elephant outline, his trunk lifting up as if to say hello to your guests.

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